Spring 2013 Wood Badge sign-up is online at http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/woodbadge.
To review the purpose, outcomes and the professional and Scouting rewards of Wood Badge training, continue reading....
What is Wood Badge? Foremost, Wood Badge is a leadership course, but Wood Badge is also much more.
Wood Badge is a launch pad for greater service to your own Scout and to all Scouts. It provides a network of qualified peers to support any endeavor you wish to pursue in your unit. It instills a strong sense of inclusion in the larger family of Scouting. It throws wide open the pages of Scouting history and tradition. It motivates like nothing else.
What exactly would you do as a participant in Wood Badge? The course takes place over two, long weekends, separated by a month during which participants work on a team project. The weekends are packed to the gills with learning in areas such as group dynamics, team building and practical methods for improving your unit, be it in the Pack, Troop or Crew.
Once the course time is completed, eighteen months are allotted to "work your Ticket." The Ticket is composed of five projects, each chosen by the participant and approved by the Wood Badge staff. It's these Ticket items that provide the most benefit to your unit and to your personal development. The Ticket represents tangible improvements you initiate and institute for your unit or District. Once your Ticket is complete, you're done.
Who should take the course? Wood Badge is for any Scouter who wants to improve their unit. The course is not unit or position specific. Women and men from Packs, Crews and Troops sit side by side in all the sessions.
Wood Badge is well worth your investment in time and treasure. Wood Badge training is as good, if not better than, corporate leadership training courses. It can be added with confidence to your personal resume as a noteworthy achievement.
******* Spring 2013 Wood Badge signup is online at http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/woodbadge. ********